Joe Barry Carroll is an NBA All Star and philanthropist who has become a successful wealth advisor, artist, photographer, and author. Black American Voices: Shared Culture, Values, And Emotions is a touching, and lyrical book by former NBA All Star Joe Barry Carroll. It is an uplifting collection of narratives combined withstunning photographs, and images of African art thatcreatively connect to our history and everyday lives. This remarkable book speaks undeniable truths aboutculture, faith, families, legacy, success, America’s first Black president, and much more.
In 2014 he established Joe Barry Carroll Publishing, and also released his award-winning memoir, Growing Up…In Words and Images. The memoir features seventy of Carroll’s paintings, which have been exhibited at the Historic Arkansas Museum, and Purdue University. Carroll’s second book, Black American Voices: Shared Culture, Values, and Emotions, was published in 2017 under his imprint, and has been praised as “magical,” “a voice-driven stunner,” and “a treasure.”
As an athlete, Carroll, who earned an economics degree from Purdue University, was an All-American in basketball, and was selected No .1 in the 1980 NBA. Carroll averaged 20 points per game with the Golden State Warriors in the first seven years of an eleven-year career. After retiring from the NBA, he established a wealth advisory firm that serves professional athletes, and other high-net worth clients. Carroll’s long history of philanthropy, earned him the “Hank Aaron Champion for Justice” award from the Atlanta Braves and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.